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and what it is. here is what we know. investigators in the united states and libya say the astack on the consulate was likely an act of terror and likely timed to mark the 9-11 terrorist attacks. the libyans say it was a two-part operation. investigators are looking into whether it was an inside job. one that included locals and a raid on a supposedly secret safehouse. the chairman of the u.s. house intelligence committee says it was a coordinated military style, commando type operation. tonight spokesmen at the white house, the pentagon, state department, all say they can not confirm the libyan report of arrests. and u.s. officials are urging everyone involved to take the arrest news with a grain of salt. a senior libyan official says four men are in custody and we're conducting ways of interrogating them because they are suspected of helping instigate the events at the u.s. consulate. u.s. intelligence officials have said there is zeroing in on a certain militant group that fits the al-qaeda signature. the f.b.i. sent teams of personnel to libya and the boss at the justice depar
this evening. jennifer, the headline that two united states warships are headed to libya this evening is a disturbing one. >> well, shepard. we have just confirmed from u.s. officials that those two warships, they are guided naval destroyers. one of them the uss mcfall is in the mediterranean. it's being moved off the coast of libya. also the uss la boone. a second u.s. destroyer being prepositioned we are told for basically contingency planning. contingency purposes according to u.s. officials. meanwhile all u.s. personnel have been evacuated from ben ben -- benghazi. none are left near the consulate. it's being guarded by local police at this time. u.s. a air force is transporting the bodies of those killed including ambassador stevens to germany where the wounded will be treated at land stool. the ambassador and three others killed will be returned to the united states, shepard. >> shepard: some questions about where all of this will lead, jennifer. what do we know about the marines presence inside libya. >> the marines were not guarding the son skull consulate in benghazi. we are
to the united states, shepard. >> shepard: some questions about where all of this will lead, jennifer. what do we know about the marines presence inside libya. >> the marines were not guarding the son skull consulate in benghazi. we are used to marines guarding embassies around the world. they were guarding in tripoli not in benghazi. the state department had regional security officers, local -- sorry, not local but contractors who do that job. they were there with the ambassador at the time. what we do know now is that 50 marines have been sent from a naval base in rota, spain. they will be in tripoli in the cap attachment it's not clear what their assignment will be. they are not planning to go to benghazi at this time. the attack lasted for four hours and was multi-staged as we reported, shep. it was well-planned and did not appear to be the result of the protest surrounding that anti-islamic video according to officials we have spoken to. that may have been a ruse for the planned benghazi attack which fell on 9/11, shepard. >> shepard: nevertheless, there were those inflamed by that and ap
towards the united states embassy. and as you can see there in tahrir square. remember, we were all somewhat surprised on friday, the traditional day of protestesting in cairo rather than a huge mob after friday prayers, there were those smaller numbers toward the u.s. embassy. remember back in 2006, the muslim demonstrations that occurred after those danish magazines published caricatures of the prophet mohammed. they fled violently for several days. spread geographically and fairly quicked burned themselves out. it is only a hope the same pattern may be playing out now. >> shepard: fox news team in egypt has spoken one of the men who claims he helped organize the protest he u.s. embassy in cairo. his brother happens to be the al qaeda boss ayman al zawahiri. we will have details from that story. first, the state department is standing by its claim that the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was spontaneous reaction to protests in cairo over that anti--muslim video. libya's interim president and some american lawmakers say it looks to them more like a preplanned terror attack. h
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